Current Job Vacancies


Copy Writer & Digital Marketer

Working within an established and growing creative team you will be responsible for writing copy to go on the Crane website and all social media feeds. You will write in a soft-sell style that promotes the quality of the products and considers SEO and keywords.


Role and Responsibilities:


  • Routinely liaise with your manager for content updates, and ensure copy has seasonal appeal and is on brand for our typical customer.
  • Keep a social media content calendar, delivering commercial messages in a soft-sell style.
  • Ensure the consistent delivery of content across all digital channels / Social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Blogs.
  • Work with your manager to prepare content for CRM, coordinate seasonal content news on a regular basis, and content updates for the website.
  • Work with your manager to research and create content and copy to digitally advertise the brand ensuring it is relevant, accurate, and reflective and gives an integrated and clear customer message.
  • Ensure knowledge of SEO practices and digital tracking tools, such as Google Analytics, are fully utilised and monitored to keep track of any changes or developing trends.
  • Ensure all online content reflects best practice in terms of navigation, accessibility and usability.
  • Have a creative input in improving the look and usability of the website.
  • Work with affiliates with the view of link building.
  • Edit photos to make sure all photos on the website are presented in an appealing manner. Be keen to develop Photoshop skills in terms of creating posters for internal office use, and marketing imagery.
  • Work with other members of the marketing team to develop a pool of lifestyle and internal images of Crane buildings by organising on-site photoshoots.

Preferred Skills


  • A passionate and creative writer with a love of delivering exciting copy
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • An interest in photography
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills
  • Have a creative eye and a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of, or a keen interest in digital marketing
  • Hard working and committed, and able to produce good quality content
  • A levels, preferably in English, grades A*-C
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop, or any other imaging software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of SEO and Google Adwords, Analytics, PPC and HTML preferable 

Remuneration


  • Basic salary relative to experience
  • Excellent staff facilities including fresh fruit available daily
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


  • A levels, preferably in English, grades A*-C
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop, or any other imaging software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of SEO and Google Adwords, Analytics, PPC and HTML preferable 



WRITING ASSIGNMENT


As part of the application process, we would like you to submit a piece of writing to demonstrate your creative writing skills and content marketing skills.


Could you please write a short article or blog entry, as well as a tweet and Facebook post on something relevant for Crane Garden Buildings.


Salary: £18,000-£22,000

Trainee CAD Technician

Due to the continued growth of the business we are looking to recruit a Trainee CAD Technician to join the design team based at our Head Office in Narborough.



This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate or school / college leaver who has an interest in design and engineering and is looking to
develop a career as a CAD Technician. Ideally you will have some understanding of computer based
drawing packages though this is not essential as full training will be
provided.


Role and Responsibilities:


Reporting to the Senior CAD Technician you will work in the design office and produce CAD drawings for both the Manufacturing team and the customer ensuring that all details are accurate and to the correct specification.


  • Develop a full knowledge of our product range
  • Ensure that drawings are produced in a timely manner and to the correct specification
  • Take responsibility for your own projects with support from other members of the team
  • Liaise with both the manufacturing and sales team to ensure orders are correct and question anomalies

Preferred Skills


  • Have a good understanding of Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Have good communication skills and happy to work as part of a small team
  • Be confident to think outside the box and use initiative to overcome problems
  • Open to developing new skills and a drive to be an expert in our product range
  • Hard working and committed with a strong attention to detail
  • Some knowledge of drawing packages AutoCAD or Sketchup would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • GCSE C+ or higher in Math & English
  • GCSE in DT, ICT

Usual working week is 40hrs Mon - Friday 8.30 - 4.30pm


Benefits:


  • Basic salary linked to experience
  • Excellent staff facilities including breakfast and fresh fruit supplied daily
  • Pension scheme

Salary: £7.20 - £8.50 per hour

Showsite Sales Consultant - Narborough

We are currently looking for a dynamic sales person to join our Head Office show site team in Narborough.


Reporting directly to the Show Site Manager you will ensure that the Crane Garden Buildings ethos for quality and service is presented to our customers. Working as part of the sales team you will strive to achieve / exceed targets set by the business and ensure the profitability and success of the site. You will ensure high standards of presentation are delivered at all times.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Act as the main point of contact between the company and customer promoting our products and advising in the selection of the best garden building for their needs
  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Promote the business ensuring all sales opportunities are followed up
  • Conduct site visits at the customers property to measure and qualify the suitability of products
  • Respond to incoming email and phone enquiries directly from customers and via our website
  • Gather and share market and customer information
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and shows
  • Advise on forthcoming product developments and discuss special promotions where appropriate
  • Review your own sales performance, aiming to exceed targets

Required Skills:


  • Experience of maintaining a sales pipeline
  • Selling direct to the public
  • Able to discover and overcome objections and close sales

Benefits include:


  • Basic salary £25,000
  • Quarterly bonuses of £2,500 for achieving target
  • Opportunity to earn commission for exceeding targets
  • Clothing allowance
  • Fantastic staff facilities with breakfast and fresh fruit provided daily
  • Free parking
  • Contributory Pension scheme

Usual working pattern is 5 days on a 3 week rota including 2 weekends on / 1 off

Salary: £25,000 - £35,00 OTE plus commission